City of Coral Gables
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File #: 18-8142    Version: 1 Name: FDOT Public Transportation Grant Award
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 11/21/2018 In control: Parking Advisory Board
On agenda: 12/11/2018 Final action: 12/11/2018
Enactment date: 12/11/2018 Enactment #: 2018-309
Title: A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Public Transportation Grant Agreement as identified in the Revised Notice of Grant Award FM # 444357-1 between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the City of Coral Gables, to provide Flex Route Transportation Service via Electric Vehicles.
Attachments: 1. Cover Memo Public Transportation Grant, 2. Resolution FDOT Public Transportation Grant, 3. FDOT REVISED NOTICE OF GRANT FM#444357-1

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A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Public Transportation Grant Agreement as identified in the Revised Notice of Grant Award FM # 444357-1 between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the City of Coral Gables, to provide Flex Route Transportation Service via Electric Vehicles.

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The City of Coral Gables contracted with Freebee to provide point to point ride services during streetscape construction pursuant to Commission Resolution 16-5590.  The point to point micro transit service provided in excess of 60,000 trips in the first twelve months and was well received by the Coral Gables downtown community.

In May of 2018, the City applied for a grant from the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) to fund a TPO Smart Demonstration Project.  The City’s proposed project was a Flex Route Transportation Service via Electric Vehicles.  The proposal submitted was approved by the TPO and forwarded to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for final funding determination. 

On November 14, 2018 FDOT issued a Revised Notice of Grant Award FM# 444357-1 notifying the City of the award of matching funds under the Service Development Program for FY2019-FY2021 of $629,199 ($209,733 annually for three years).

      A Public Transportation Grant Agreement is being prepared by FDOT for matching fund financial assistance to fund up to 50% of the cost of providing a Flex Rate Transportation Service via Electric Vehicles.